double dagger Word Originnoun Printing.
- a mark (‡) used for references, as footnotes.
Origin of double dagger First recorded in 1700–10 Also called diesis. Related Words for double dagger bullet, dagger, ditto, reference, asterisk, caret, punctuation British Dictionary definitions for double dagger double dagger noun
- a character (‡) used in printing to indicate a cross reference, esp to a footnoteAlso called: diesis, double obelisk